SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(I Hate How Rational You Are (7)
Wu Xiaoxue’s pregnant belly was becoming pretty obvious, even though she was wearing baggy Korean-style clothes.
“You’re here?” Wu Xiaoxue asked faintly as she looked at Huo Mian.
She wasn’t happy to see her, but she definitely wasn’t mocking her or being sarcastic like she used to.
“Yeah.” Huo Mian nodded.
“Head Nurse, please monitor the patient in room 3. She’s beginning to bleed, but she’s not all the way dilated yet. She’s insisting on a natural birth, so take her to the OR as soon as her water breaks.”
“Okay, Dr. Wu.” The head nurse nodded.
Wu Xiaoxue glanced at Huo Mian, and then she said slowly, “Let’s talk.”
The others were shocked by how peaceful Wu Xiaoxue sounded towards Huo Mian…
They all knew that Huo Mian saved Wu Xiaoxue and her baby’s lives at a time of crisis, but they didn’t know that Wu Xiaoxue’s entire attitude towards Huo Mian had changed.
She didn’t know what Wu Xiaoxue wanted to talk to her about, but she could tell from her depressed expression that she was no longer treating her like a nemesis.
She followed Wu Xiaoxue out of the OB/GYN clinic and into her private office.
“Have a seat.” Wu Xiaoxue then poured her a cup of water from the drinking fountain.
“Thank you.” Huo Mian was shocked; Wu Xiaoxue seemed much more mellow than she used to be.
“Are you shocked by how much I’ve changed?” Wu Xiaoxue noticed Huo Mian’s surprise and asked with a smile.
“Yeah, a little.”
“My parents also said that I’ve changed a lot. I think… it’s probably because I’m going to be a mother soon. I’m probably radiating a motherly aura.”
Then, Wu Xiaoxue smiled and sat down in the office chair across from Huo Mian…
“How have you been?” Wu Xiaoxue took the initiative and asked.
“I envy you, you always seem as free as a bird,” Wu Xiaoxue exclaimed.
“You will too.”
“No… I won’t. Huo Mian, did you know? I finally came to the realization that my marriage with Ning Zhiyuan was a complete mistake. Our relationship isn’t what I thought it is. I used to foolishly think it was because you were interfering with us and that Ning Zhiyuan wasn’t over you, and that’s why I kept giving you a hard time. Now that I think back at everything, I feel like an idiot. It was never your problem to begin with.”
“Did something… happen between you guys?” Huo Mian figured that something must have happened between them for Wu Xiaoxue to say all that.
Wu Xiaoxue smiled bitterly, “Huo Mian, you were right about leaving him. Ning Zhiyuan isn’t what he claims to be. He is the ultimate hypocrite…”
Huo Mian didn’t say anything… She didn’t want to say bad things about an ex-boyfriend, because it was all in the past. However, upon hearing Wu Xiaoxue talk about Ning Zhiyuan like that, she was suddenly at a loss for words.
“Huo Mian, did you know that I used to hate how you always looked so calm and rational? I thought you were being pretentious. But now, I realized that it’s because I’m too stupid. You were able to leave him because you were rational. I fell too hard for him, and that’s why I’m stuck. Ning Zhiyuan doesn’t love me, he loves my family’s money and power, and my uncle’s position and reputation.”
“Maybe he really does like you,” Huo Mian consoled.
“Hahaha… that’s what I used to tell myself, but the truth is, he doesn’t. He only loves himself. The only thing he cares about is power, reputation, and whether he can be promoted. We began sleeping in separate rooms ever since I was discharged from the hospital, and I barely see him during the day. We don’t even have anything to talk about anymore.”
Shocked, Huo Mian replied, “That’s not good, it hasn’t even been that long since you guys got married.”
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